Aereo’s Founder on the future of TV

Go Lean Commentary

“Aereo is…not infringing on their copyrights” – Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia.

This subject is pivotal in the roadmap for elevation of the Caribbean economy, which maintains that internet/electronic commerce business models are critical in creating jobs and growing the region’s GDP. The publisher of the book Go Lean… Caribbean projects that 2.2 million new jobs hang in the balance. These new jobs will result from entrepreneurial endeavors and opportunities from the many new industries spun from different expressions of internet & communications technologies (ICT).

Also important in the foregoing article is the respect for intellectual property. The Go Lean roadmap campaigns that the creators of intellectual property are entitled to due compensation; this ethos is at the bedrock of the economic empowerment quest for the region.

According to the foregoing article and VIDEO, there are major issues associated with this technology development, to the point that the US Supreme Court is called upon to set legal precedence.

CU Blog - Aereo Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia on the future of TV - Photo 1Change has come to the world of television. According to Futurists [a], the television industry is the next industry to become obsolete due to the ubiquity of the internet; (think travel agents, record & book stores, video rental, etc.).

This book Go Lean… Caribbean, serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU). The CU/Go Lean roadmap has 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to protect the resultant economic engines and marshal against economic crimes.
  • Improve Caribbean governance to support these engines.

Early in the book, the benefits of technology empowerment is pronounced in the Declaration of Interdependence (Page 14), with these opening statements:

 xxvi. Whereas the Caribbean region must have new jobs to empower the engines of the economy and create the income sources for prosperity, and encourage the next generation to forge their dreams right at home, the Federation must therefore foster the development of new industries… In addition, the Federation must invigorate the enterprises related to existing industries … impacting the region with more jobs.

xxvii. Whereas the region has endured a spectator status during the Industrial Revolution, we cannot stand on the sidelines of this new economy, the Information Revolution. Rather, the Federation must embrace all the tenets of Internet Communications Technology (ICT) to serve as an equalizing element in competition with the rest of the world. The Federation must bridge the digital divide and promote the community ethos that research/development is valuable and must be promoted and incentivized for adoption.

xxviii. Whereas intellectual property can easily traverse national borders, the rights and privileges of intellectual property must be respected at home and abroad. The Federation must install protections to ensure that no abuse of these rights go with impunity, and to ensure that foreign authorities enforce the rights of the intellectual property registered in our region.

The Caribbean has the eco-system of free broadcast television, and the infrastructure for internet streaming. So the issues raised in the US Supreme Court will have bearing in the execution of this roadmap.

By: Katie Couric

As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case that will determine the fate of his streaming video service, Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

The New York-based startup — backed by billionaire investor Barry Diller, among others — is at the center of a legal battle that has been raging since the company’s inception in 2012. Aereo currently operates in 13 cities.

The heart of the case involves Aereo’s practice of assigning subscribers mini remote antennas so that they can stream over-the-air broadcast signals directly to their tablets and other mobile devices. The antennas function in the same manner as old-fashioned “bunny ears.” Aereo also uses cloud technology, which lets subscribers watch the programming live or store it for a later time.
Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric (Posted and retrieved 05-29-2014) –


Abbreviation of Interview – 3 minutes:

Full Interview – 20 minutes:

The book details the community ethos to adapt to the changed media landscape, plus the executions of the following strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies:

Community Ethos – Economic Principle – People Respond to Incentives Page 21
Community Ethos – Job Multiplier Page 22
Community Ethos – Lean Operations Page 24
Community Ethos – Return on Investments (ROI) Page 24
Community Ethos – Ways to Impact the Future Page 26
Community Ethos – Ways to Help Entrepreneurship Page 28
Community Ethos – Promote Intellectual Property Page 29
Community Ethos – Impact Research & Development Page 30
Community Ethos – Bridge the Digital Divide Page 31
Strategy – Integrate Region in a Single Market Page 45
Tactical – Fostering a Technocracy Page 64
Tactical – New High Multiplier Industries Page 70
Tactical – Trade and Globalization Page 70
Separation of Powers – Film Promotion and Administration Page 78
Separation of Powers – Patent, Standards, and Copyrights Office Page 78
Separation of Powers – Communications and Media Authority Page 79
Separation of Powers – Federal Supreme Court Page 90
Implementation – Assemble existing regional organizations Page 96
Implementation – Ways to Deliver Page 109
Implementation – Ways to Impact Social Media Page 111
Implementation – Ways to Benefit from Globalization Page 119
Advocacy – Ways to Grow the Economy Page 151
Advocacy – Ways to Create Jobs Page 152
Advocacy – Ways to Improve Communications Page 186
Advocacy – Ways to Foster Technology Page 197
Advocacy – Ways to Foster e-Commerce Page 198
Advocacy – Ways to Impact Hollywood Page 203
Advocacy – Ways to Impact the Diaspora Page 217

The CU will oversee the radio spectrum used for radio, television and satellite communications. The radio spectrum must be regulated on a regional level; the CU coordination will be as managing a common pool resource, as the spectrum is limited. This oversight will also extend to internet broadband (wireless & wire-line) governance.

This is a direct parallel to the US debate.


Citation source:
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a-2. Photo Credit: Motley Fool Investment Advisors

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